Rival raging at Rangers success story
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Keith Lasley rages at Rangers' Ryan Kent Young Player of the Year Award

Rangers rival and Motherwell assistant manager Keith Lasley has expressed his anger at the recent SPFA Young Player of the Year Award going to Ryan Kent.
Or rather, at the fact it didn’t go to Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull.
Kent picked up the award up after a show stopping season in Royal Blue, but Turnbull would’ve also been a deserved winner.


Whilst Lasley’s comments on Turnbull being the best Scottish player of a generation might be a bit of a stretch, he at the very least has a point.
The young Motherwell midfielder has earned the acclaim of pundits everywhere for a superb season at Fir Park.
Compared to Michael Ballack and ever rumoured to be interesting Rangers, the 19-year-old has 14 goals and six assists in 32 games this season.
Those numbers are made even more impressive by the fact they’ve come from midfield. Ryan Kent, by comparison, has six goals and nine assists in 40 games at Ibrox.
But what Keith Lasley hasn’t recognised is that this award if voted for by the league’s professional players. That means that Ryan Kent’s fellow professionals felt the 22-year-old was a worthy winner of the award. The numbers aren’t everything.

David Turnbull will be disappointed he never won the award but Ryan Kent has had a very good season. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Kent is undoubtedly a top talent and his form has Rangers desperate to sign the winger up full-time. Whilst Kent says this is a
“possibility”, he is keeping his options open.
And whilst Keith Lasley might’ve been angry the Liverpool loanee scooped up the award,
this Rangers coach was over the moon for the player.


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